Archives: February 2009

links for 2009-02-27

Politics of the Plate: The Price of Tomatoes: 2000s Archive : gourmet.com If you have eaten a tomato this winter, chances are very good that it was picked by a person who lives in virtual slavery. (tags: economics rights food local agriculture)

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3 Things Meme

Copy, paste, delete my answers and type in your answers. Tag a few good friends! The theory is that you will learn a lot of little known things about each other. Three Names I go by: 1. Steph 2. Electrasteph 3. [secret blog name redacted} Three Jobs I have had in my life: 1. page

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links for 2009-02-26

Wonkette : Republican Mayor Sends Hilarious Not-Racist White House ‘n Watermelon Joke Wow, that's the best these guys can do these days; send out racist pictures. No wonder the GOP is so unpopular if this is all they have to show. (tags: racism republicans conservatives) Creating Drop-Down Navigation with Movable Type | MovableType.org – Home

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links for 2009-02-25

About – cufon – GitHub (tags: typography webdesign sifr text-replacement fonts) E-620 Comparison (tags: cameras)

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links for 2009-02-24

Point and shoot tips from the old masters Some good points there…. (tags: photography tips creativity) There's Something Queer about That Face: Scientific American Yep. (tags: science lgbt)

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Ruining It for the Rest of Us

I only follow a couple of podcasts regularly because my drive to work is relatively short, and I otherwise can’t keep up. But I happened to read about one particular episode of This American Life – entitled Ruining It for the Rest of Us – on a blog somewhere, and was interested enough to loop

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Steph Needs

DIRECTIONS: Type your name and the word NEEDS in quotes (e.g., “John Needs”) into Google and see what comes up. Steph needs someone to CoNfOrT HeR. Steph needs another new start Stephanie needs to get the women together in an alliance because the men Stephanie needs cash-fast-but times are tough, and soon she’s forced to

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Ennui

I’ve been rather blue lately. I’m feeling creatively frustrated. I have some idea in my head that I can’t quite get out – like that time when you had that really fantastic dream, and just as you woke up, you thought “I gotta remember this!” at the same time all the details start sliding away

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links for 2009-02-19

10 useful ExpressionEngine extensions | 3 Roads Media Blog (tags: expressionengine tips webdev) Dynamic Drive DHTML Scripts- Simple Controls Gallery (tags: webdesign jquery photos rotator) The Galveston County Daily News Interesting to read intelligent comments on news stories in a daily paper. Even where people disagree, they use correct grammar and spelling. Unlike on the

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links for 2009-02-18

Publishing Careers: Beware of Resume Scams Given the number of people I know who are job-hunting right now; I got a lot out of this post – highly recommended you check it out. (tags: jobs resumes careers) Indiana Citizens Alliance for Transit Interesting idea. Check them out (tags: indianapolis transportation) fd's Flickr Toys: Do fun

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PR or related job?

I have a good friend who is looking for a PR or similar job right now – PR, writing, editing, proofreading, etc. She’s been working for a public relations firm for several years and is now on the hunt for a new position. If you know of a position like this in the Indianapolis area

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links for 2009-02-16

Mindfuck Movies by Matthew Baldwin – The Morning News those breathtaking movies with a twist. (tags: movies reference entertainment)

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Sarah Haskins – Target Women: Chocolate

Usually, the point of Target: Women is to highlight how inane and absurd advertising targeted to women is — pointing out where ads insult women’s intelligence and where they try to create an artificial demand for stuff we don’t really want or need. The problem is in the case of chocolate, I actually DO want

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links for 2009-02-13

Fun way to oppose misogyny on valentines day Opposing a right-wing Hindu group who attack women who go to pubs by mailing them pink panties and then visiting a pub on Feb. 14 to have a few drinks. (tags: feminism misogyny rights)

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links for 2009-02-12

Seth's Blog: Calling your bluff (tags: business plans ideas) SAMBA Blog: Hamster Burial Kits & 998 Other Business Ideas (tags: business startup ideas) Bailed-Out Firms Distributing Cash Rewards: "Please Do Not Call It A Bonus" Not a trace of remorse amongst these people for wrongdoing — Just covering their asses and covering their tracks. Torches,

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How the world almost came to an end on Sept. 18th

How a run on Money Market accounts on September 18th almost collapsed the global economy – terrifying stuff that is just coming out now about what the Treasury and Congress were doing behind the scenes. Quoting from Zero Hedge: LiveLeak has caught a scary moment of previously undisclosed insight by Paul Kanjorski where he reveals

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links for 2009-02-11

Dow Drops Sharply Honestly, I really would like to punch Wall Street in the balls right about now. WTF? You don't think you're getting bailed out the way you want? Consider it punishment for getting us into this fiasco. (tags: economy news finance) #105 – Pretentious Indie Music Know-It-All « Oh, the temptation to send

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Obama Ninja

I think if he just went to the Capitol like this, those Republicans would get their heads straight pretty quickly. They’re selling these things on eBay for $80.00.

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links for 2009-02-10

The random beauty of Facebook's "25 Random Things About Me" | Salon Life First of all, this isn't a new meme. This same meme has been passed around in email since 1998. Second, I'm sick of the endless "oh, the crazy internet; I'm so above all this" articles endlessly. You're not above it. You're just

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links for 2009-02-09

I feel good! I knew that I would! – Roger Ebert's Journal A very moving essay about very moving movies. Inspirational for anyone who creates. (tags: psychology elevation inspiration) YouTube – Have You Seen The Missing Muffin, Man? (tags: bigThings funny) A year in review, 2008. (Kid pics, 33 of them) What a fun set

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Rachel Maddow Must-See

If you didn’t catch Friday night’s Rachel Maddow show, take the time to watch it now. What she has to say on the Senate’s vote about the economic stimulus bill is critical.

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links for 2009-02-08

Gay woman fights over hospital visitation rights in Miami court A gay woman not allowed to visit her dying partner at Jackson Memorial Hospital in 2007 hopes a federal judge will allow her claims of emotional distress and negligence to go to trial. (tags: equality rights marriage lgbt)

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links for 2009-02-07

CSS Animation Coming to Safari, Already in iPhone. Less Dependence on Flash? – Mac Rumors (tags: webdesign animation css iphone) Italian Senate to weigh comatose woman's fate – CNN.com Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi needs to be removed from power immediately. By whatever means necessary. Hop to it, Italy. (tags: misogyny feminism equality rights) Washington

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links for 2009-02-06

Cheney Dunk Tank Raises $800 Billion For Nation | The Onion – America's Finest News Source Best line: "former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice having not yet received a single customer at her kissing booth." (tags: funny onion satire) I LEGO N.Y. – NYTimes.com Lego renderings of iconic NYC items. (tags: illustration visualization toys fun)

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links for 2009-02-05

Robots Cool robots. (tags: sculpture cool art) Rachel Maddow e-cards Um. Wow. I'll get started sending these out. Heh. (tags: msnbc Maddow eCards funny) Professional Photographers vs. "Hobby" Status (i.e. Working for Free) Interesting lesson on doing your profession for free. You devalue your work. (tags: business advice)

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Harlan Ellison on volunteering your professional work

This is a really good point – and it was made to me many years ago by a woman who objected to me doing web design on a volunteer basis. She pointed out that the reason so many women are downwardly mobile is because they give away their work through volunteerism, where men demand to

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links for 2009-02-04

princess lasertron Artist who does some cool stuff with buttons. (tags: crafts blog fabricartist art) ProtoShare: Collaborative Website Wireframe and Prototype Tool (tags: webdesign development tools webapp wireframing) Eco Billboard Bags Bags made from recycled billboard materials. (tags: green recycling bags shopping)

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So… what would the opposite of koumpounophobia be?

Why do I ask? No reason, really. Ahem. I’m really looking forward to Coraline hitting theaters! (My weird obsession with buttons started when I was a little kid. The pillowcases my grandmother made had tiny button closures, and I would play when them while falling asleep. It’s a comfort thing.)

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links for 2009-02-03

How to Make a Friendship Bracelet (with pictures) – wikiHow (tags: crafts macrame howto) How To Make Friendship Bracelets (tags: crafts macrame howto) Diagonal Friendship Bracelet (tags: crafts macrame howto) You've been sentenced board game Read a really positive review of this game; seems like it's right up my alley. (tags: gamesBoard games) The Simple

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links for 2009-02-02

Spy Lens at The Photojojo Store Very cool. (tags: photography tools wishlist gadgets) Make Something Cool Every Day – a set on Flickr (tags: design inspiration graphics) Flickr: The Make Something Cool Every Day Pool (tags: design creativity graphics gtd) S/FJ: who is on twitter (tags: humor technology lists twitter)

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